Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Overheard in DC or Random Moments in Nationalism and Hipsters

I was walking near my office earlier this week and overheard a conversation between two bikers. Both were riding fixed gear bikes and wearing vintage hats. One of the two bikers had on a keffiyeh with the PLO/Arafat keffiyeh worn as a scarf.
arafat keffiyeh

This is what i heard:

keffiyeh guy: so, lunch?
non-nationalist symbolism guy: yeah let's grab falafel.
kg: [several second pause] falafel, what's falafel?
nnsg: you know, it's, like, made of chick peas. it's really fuckin' good.
kg: whatever man. i'm always up for some new shit.

thank god for urban outfitters and amateurish hipsters. a winning combination if ever there was one.

in related food news, today i got some takeout and they threw in a fortune cookie. I got back to work and ate at my desk while trying to hit a deadline. the fortune:
"there is a true and sincere friendship between you both."
Me and my computer? In bed?


At 10/24/2007 , Blogger Eli said...

As for: "there is a true and sincere friendship between you both."

Maybe between you and yourself? Talk about a back-handed compliment. :)

I've also been eating fortune cookies and writing about them too.


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